I got this as well
As soon as I got it, I immediately warned everyone via my status to delete those files. I just wonder how many heeded my warning. Only one said they got that same email and deleted it.
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Those who have rather expensive phones will have to wave their phones in front of others and become a possible target for muggers. Those who just wave an oyster card will not show others that they have expensive things on them.
Also, mobile phones are targets for thieves anyway, why make them even bigger targets?
I am still using a widescreen Standard Definition CRT Television and that seems to be enough for me. Until it dies, then I will upgrade the television. Getting us to chuck away perfectly working television is a waste of money and is filling up rubbish tips.
While I'm at it, I am still using my 19" iiyama CRT monitor. :)
The graveyard to represent the number of perfectly good working television sets being buried to service unnecessary upgrades!
I have used both Office 2003 and 2007. Frankly, Office 2007 is just very confusing and I spend ages searching for features. Even the search and replace was so much easier in Office 2003. I spent 5 minutes in 2007 searching for it.
That is why I am going to stick with 2003.
I really would like to use an E-book reader to save having to carry many books with me, when I can just use the pdf versions of those books.
I guess, I could also convert lecture notes into PDFs as well and carry them with me. The thing that really annoys me is the cost. They do much less than what netbooks do, yet are about the same cost as the first generation of netbooks.
I have been running Firefox Namoroka on my AMD Duron 1GHz with only 384Mb of RAM and have been using it to view stuff on Youtube (specifically database videos). It has been playing them pretty well. It only fails to do the High Quality videos because the CPU and memory is too low.
I have Adblock+ and NoScript installed. It works well and with relatively few problems. So those who are having problems need to check what junk you have on your machine. Did you download all the addons you could find? I am looking forward to the latest final release. :-)
Many of them will only work with Internet Explorer. That means the only way you can use them is with a Windows PC. I personally think there should be something like a driving license for computer users where they show they know all about computer security and are willing to keep things up to date and run virus scans. Otherwise they need to disable monetary transactions via online banking.
That is going to be a big failure! We already saw how Google's gmail collapsed completely. With outsourcing they have no control over what happens. If they go with Microsoft, then they will be forced to use Microsoft software to access stuff and everyone will have to use Microsoft stuff.
From what I remember, this rejigging is to move Channel 5 from a commercial multiplex into a public service broadcast multiplex. Many of the relays will only have the psb multiplex transmitted and this allows Channel 5 to be viewed in those areas as well. If you want to know how to retune, then look in the instruction book. Although, I think they should have only started having the MHEG overlay on Monday.
Now you understand? I am sure even Paris Hilton would understand.
However, I think they had no other way to show what happens everyday on the Internet. Sometimes, you have to go on the grey area to show exactly what is happening. It showed that those who are carrying out the botnet stuff are not technically advanced. Any criminal who can use a computer can carry this out, you do not need to have specialist knowledge. Just enough cash to pay for the botnet.
Even though I am aware of computer security issues, it was Click that showed just how easy this thing really is and how almost any criminal can do it. Hence why you need to get your machine sorted out.
As for El Reg and Daily Mail lovers, stop picking on the BBC, because for once they have done a proper documentary on computer security.
I am glad the BBC are covering this. I think we need to let people know about Internet security and tell them what actually is happening. On my work router I have explicitly blocked port 25 to stop most bots if they happened to come into the network. There is no need for port 25 and unless there is a specific need, then I would open it.
Let people know what their machine is doing and get them to sort it out. Although I think Microsoft should be made to allow the updates to be done without the WGA.
It has been pretty good, I guess the main problem will be some usability problems with Hotmail and a few things here and there. This is one of the few reasons why it is being delayed.
I have not had any crashes yet since November. It is fairly stable otherwise.
Do all children do their homework on computers now? What happened to handwriting? It was bad enough with just doctors having bad handwriting, but now everyone has bad handwriting. Some people look stunned when they see my handwriting and say "Wow! Your handwriting is very neat." I thought everyone writes with neat handwriting.
Could the reason why people dial 999 for the police station is that they cannot afford to look for whatever 0845/0870 their local police station number is? If the police station had a normal number then people would not have to call the only number they know, which is 999. I remember they were going to try and pilot a different number that is also easy to remember, but is not for emergencies.
I remember starting programming by learning Basic on the Amstrad CPC machines. That gave me the fundamentals of programming introducing for loops, while, if statements and so on. When I was at college, they taught Pascal and I loved the language as it was a strongly typed language.
We also learnt Z80 assembler. The way we did that was we were given a problem and we had to make pseudo code in how to solve it. Then we had to convert it to assembler. We had to predict what would happen to all the registers and the stack. We also had I think it was a HP Z80 boards that would input with the built in keyboard. We had to convert the code into the opcodes and enter it in Hexadecimal. The other thing we had to work out was how long it would take. We also had hooked an oscilloscope to watch the pins going up and down when we used the step by step function. I really enjoyed programming from then on because I learnt exactly what my code was doing on the legs of the Z80 microchip (no innuendo intended). Those were the days.
Unfortunately these days, when applying for jobs, they don't care that I used MSDOS or have used assembly language. It has never really helped me to get a job.
Hence the question. Maybe now they will actually start to deal with treating those diseases. I know people who live in those areas and one person who had Malaria a year ago. That person has been undergoing treatment many times to reduce the effects. If there was a simple cure for it, then people would not need to constantly go to different doctors all the time.
These diseases are nasty diseases and kill millions, yet cancer which does not affect as many has millions of pounds poured into it every year. I am not against treatment for cancer, but there seems to be so many cancer charities, I just wonder how much money is actually being spent on research. I wish some of the money could be spent on researching into diseases that cause death to millions every year like Malaria, Dengue Fever and others. The people it affects are human beings, but they do not have the resources to carry out much research into it.
I have a Tomtom one which was bought two years ago and when I use the shortest route for a journey I have noticed that it goes through the smallest roads possible. It is not safe in some country areas like Wales, where it has shown us tiny roads through farm land that are capable of carrying only one vehicle one way.
I do hope the newer ones differentiate between those dirt tracks and roads because I think they should tell you which is which so one will not make the mistake. Stop sign because dirt tracks should be identified.
I have used both 4OD and iPlayer. They run really slowly on my machine despite it being a Celery 1.7 with 786MB RAM. I can play DivX perfectly well and it is inconvenient as it is the only time that I need to switch from Linux to Windows. I was thinking of virtualising Windows, but that is going to REALLY crawl.
Oh and Windows Media Player is rubbish when playing full screen, at least mplayer in Linux switches off the power save when watching full screen.
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